GREENVILLE, NC (WNCT) – The country’s vetting process is under fire, after one of the San Bernardino terrorist suspects made radical postings on social media, as far back as 2012. Red flags were not triggered and Tashfeen Malik was approved for a visa.
Local law enforcement monitors social media accounts of folks in the East. The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office has a cyber investigation team. They utilize certain tactics when overseeing social media accounts, but tell us many tips come from the public.
“A lot of times, the public brings us information.. something that they’ve seen,” said Detective David Flynn of the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office. “So the public really monitors the social media for us, and then they tell us or report to us when something is said that is a threat or something that we should be concerned about.”
Just because your page is set to private, doesn’t mean others can’t access your information.
Detective Flynn warns everyone to be mindful of what they post, saying anything put online can be made available for everyone to see.